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Division 14 update from Cr O'Neill

Posted on Thursday, November 09, 2017

There are a range of works and events ongoing and coming up in Southern Gold Coast over the next few months as we get set for the games. Keep up-to-date with the latest news from Cr Gail O'Neill.  ..

Cooly Rocks On With New Festival Manager

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

Phil Villiers, former Destination Tweed CEO, has been appointed as the new Festival Manager for Cooly Rocks On, effective from early July. 

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Southern Cross University’s Rising Stars Scholarships

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

Connecting Southern Gold Coast CEO Peter Doggett had the pleasure of attending a presentation ceremony at Kirra Hill Community Centre earlier in July to present Southern Cross University’s Rising Stars Scholarships. CSGC sponsored two scholarships awarded to local high school students.  ..

Fundraiser Helps Fight for Injured Wildlife

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

Over 400 guests attended the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation’s Annual Gala Dinner in May this year to raise funds and awareness in support of Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. The Animals with Attitude and Gala Dinner events successfully raised over $80,000 profit for the Foundation, but there is still a way to go to reach their target of $1 million a year to continue their fantastic work. ..

Temporary Road Closure - Griffith St Coolangatta

Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Temporary closure (including driving or parking lane or verge) ..

Cooly Rocks On™ Wraps Up

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Cooly Rocks On™ has swept through town for another year, bringing record crowds and a fantastic festival atmosphere to the region during the traditionally quiet month of June.   ..

Loren Expands into Takeaways and Functions

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Loren Restaurant and Café at Tugun is now providing chef-prepared takeaway meals for easy weeknight or weekend dinners. The takeaway menu includes Lasagna, Cannelloni filled with ricotta Cavolo Nero & pumpkin, Oxtail ragu or Beef cheek ragu slow cooked in chianti, Minestrone soup and Polpette (veal  and pork meatballs). ..

Change of Owners for Beaches on Kirra

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Beaches on Kirra, in the landmark Kirra Surf building, has new owners. With a long and passionate history in food and beverage, husband and wife Bec and Scott Roworth have been putting their stamp on the venue for the past few months.   ..

Outrigger Twin Towns Resort Changing Management

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Outrigger Twin Towns Resort on the border of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads is expected to change management at the end of June 2015. Hawaii-based Outrigger will be replaced by Mantra, now the largest Australian based hotel and resort marketer and operator. ..

Southern Gateway Advisory Committee Formed

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The newly commissioned Southern Gateway Advisory Committee has commenced, an initiative of Division 14 Councillor Chris Robbins. The much anticipated committee has met for the first time and announced Drew Steptoe, CEO of the Kirra Beach Hotel, as the inaugural chair. 

Drew will chair the group, joined by Cr Robbins, Mayor Tom Tate and Gail O’Neill, President of the Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce, as standing members of the committee.   ..

Gold Coast to Host ATE 2016

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tourism Australia have announced the Gold Coast will host to the 2016 Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE). It will be the first time ATE has been held in the region, fitting in with TA’s emphasis on the international marketing of the country's aquatic and coastal tourism experiences. ..

Currumbin welcomes new craft Breweries

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Two new craft breweries are flagged to open in the bourgeoning Currumbin Industrial Park later this year.   ..

Concrete Lines Skate Shop Makes Tracks to Coolangatta

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

Concrete Lines Skate Shop has relocated from Tweed to Coolangatta with a brand new flagship store at The Strand, featuring an extensive range of skateboards, longboards, clothing, shoes and accessories, set to lift the profile of skateboarding retail on the Gold Coast. ..

Melanoma March lifts awareness of deadly disease

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

National fundraiser Melanoma March was successfully hosted on the Southern Gold Coast at The Strand at Coolangatta on Sunday 22 March. This was the first time the walk had been brought to Coolangatta at The Strand, assisted by CSGC, raising over $15,000 dollars for research into the deadly disease.  ..

Martin Grunstein Challenges SGC Businesses

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

Highly acclaimed customer service guru, Martin Grunstein, returned to the Southern Gold Coast in April, presenting new ways of thinking in his entertaining and motivational seminar “The Future of Business” at the Currumbin RSL.   ..

Stage One Opens at The Strand at Coolangatta

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stage One of The Strand at Coolangatta, formerly Showcase on the Beach, opened on Tuesday night with a grand opening for the new Woolworths Coolangatta. Woolworths is the first major tenant to open in Stage One of the $60 million centre redevelopment, with more construction underway on the Level 1 Dining Precinct and 300-seat Restaurant Court, which will have spectacular views over the ocean at Coolangatta.   ..

CSGC Profile: Arno Schilling Wood Carver & Sculptor

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

A local resident of Currumbin Valley for 30 years, Arno Schilling is a talent in a field of his own – possibly the only person in Australia to exhibit such skill in hand carving wooden masterpieces. Born in the German city of Karlsruhe, home of the automobile inventor Karl Benz, Arno moved to Australia as a young man, building homes in Melbourne. Before long, he and his wife Trudi moved to the Gold Coast in 1969 to be closer to family, where Arno’s real artistic career began.    ..

Southern Gold Coast Website Launch

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Connecting Southern Gold Coast’s new look website www.southerngoldcoast.com.au was launched by CSGC CEO Peter Doggett with the help of Division 14 Councillor Chris Robbins on Friday 8 August at the Currumbin Vikings Surf Club.  ..

CSGC Launches New Website

Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Our new look website www.southerngoldcoast.com.au has officially launched this week. All Southern Gold Coast businesses are encouraged to view the website and check the details of their free Business listing courtesy of Connecting Southern Gold Coast, or contact us to be added to the database.  ..

Changes to Public Transport

Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

With the Gold Coast Light Rail, the G:, launching in July, there are some notable changes to the public transport network right across the city which will affect the Southern Gold Coast. CSGC facilitated a public information session with Translink at the Tugun SLSC last month to advise of changes to our network. ..

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